Head Qurs., 1st Brig., 1st Div., 11th A.C.
In the Field March 3rd 1864
My Dear Wife
We are as far as Cowan Station at the foot of the mountains;1 we will cross to-morrow if nothing happens. We are all well. We will receive no letters till we get to Stevenson, two days more. I shall anticipate a letter there.
I hope you are well. Give my love to all. May our Father in Heaven keep you.
Your Affect. Husband
J. F. Culver
- The sky having cleared, the brigade broke camp on March 2 and travelled ten miles, halting after crossing Elk River. On the 3d a similar distance was logged. Grunert, History of the 129th Illinois, pp. 46-47. [↩]